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Gaily, Gaily
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R,1hr 46min
Release:
1969
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United Artists
Synopsis: Ben Hecht's reminiscences from his youth as a cub reporter in 1910 Chicago makes an uneasy transition to the screen in this Norman Jewison production. During the Galena, Illinois, Independence Day celebration of 1910, Ben Young (Beau Bridges) determines that it is time to seek his fortune and sets out by train to Chicago. Once in Chicago, Ben has his money stolen, and he faints from hunger. To his rescue comes Queen Lil (Melina Mecouri), a local madam, who takes him to her brothel, where he is allowed ... Full Synopsis
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Gaily, Gaily is visually quite attractive, but narratively it leaves a lot to be desired. This is especially unfortunate given that it opens very promisingly and for a while seems to be laying the foundation for a good coming-of-age reminiscence, laced with plenty of nostalgia. Unfortunately, halfway through the filmmakers abandon what has gone before to concentrate on a slapstick chase which throws ... Read Review
Featured Cast
Ben Harvey
Queen Lil
Francis X. Sullivan
Axel P. Johanson
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